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As far back as August, Donald Glover was named as the first choice to play Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo spinoff being put together by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and earlier this month, the actor was still named as the top contender. Well, he’s finally landed the gig.
Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that Glover will play Han Solo’s buddy in the movie, which will be led by Alden Ehrenreich.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Every young Han Solo needs a rival scoundrel in a young Lando Calrissian. Today, we learn that the man playing opposite Alden Ehrenreich will be none other than Atlanta star, Donald Glover. More after the drop.
While the search for Han Solo was long, arduous, and included a short list of actors get narrowed down to Alden Ehrenreich, the search for the man who'd play young Lando Calrissian wasn't as publicized. Today, Lucasfilm has announced that the man playing the iconic scoundrel will be actor, comedian, and Grammy-nominated artist Donald Glover.
“We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us,” said Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we’d like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever. »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Why are they here? That’s the question asked by the final trailer and poster for Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, the imminent sci-fi drama that acts as the perfect primer before the filmmaker sets sights on Blade Runner 2049.
It won’t release until late 2017, though, so for now Villeneuve’s focus remains firmly trained on the imminent Arrival. As the director has teased in the past, this isn’t your typical alien invasion movie; instead of sweeping action sequences of military officials taking the fight to the extra-terrestrials, Villeneuve’s character drama is shaping up to be a much more intimate affair, following Amy Adams as expert linguist Dr. Louise Banks.
Drafted in to help decipher the alien language and ultimately provide an answer to the aforementioned question, here we discover that Adams is very much the last person fighting to keep the peace between human and other, as »
- Michael Briers
Henry Bevan on whether toys and theme parks are cinema’s last hope…
The busker appeared on Southbank and began playing an original song. The song was interesting but people just walked on by. His original song flopped and the busker changed tact. He broke into a nondescript cover and people soon started dropping 5p coins into his guitar case. Busking is the freest musical expression. All you need is an instrument, a location and a bit of musical talent. You can play whatever you like but in the end, copying more popular chords makes the money.
Filmmaking is no different. Technology has democratised the medium and has given established filmmakers the chance to do whatever they want. But, it is rare to see an original film gain traction and make money. Like the Southbank busker, more money is made by “covering” someone else’s ideas. Now, this isn’t necessarily a filmmaker’s fault. »
- Henry Bevan
Last wek, we learned that Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott were among the actresses testing for the female lead role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff movie, but it’s still unclear which character they could be playing. So now is as good a time as any to speculate and learn more about the most likely pre-existing option, Sana Starros. Like […]
The post Is Sana Starros the Female Lead in the ‘Han Solo’ Movie? Learn More About Han Solo’s Former “Wife” appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
The Grinder alumna Natalie Morales is set to recur opposite Leighton Meester and Adam Pally in Fox's comedy series Making History. Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) and written by Julius "Goldy" Sharpe (Family Guy), Making History follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. Morales will play Mona Rivero, a writer for the local newspaper… »
It was reported by Variety this week that Disney and Lucasfilm had begun casting the female lead of the Han Solo anthology movie, set for release on May 25th, 2018. The names included Tessa Thompson (Creed), Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) who, along with the rumoured Donald Glover as young Lando, means there will be two Poc lead characters in the movie. Not only is that a good thing for Disney (a studio that is often attacked for its lack of diversity in its tentpole movies), it also gives us a clue as to who this female lead will be.
- Luke Owen
Earlier this year, we felt a disturbance in the Force when it was announced that Alden Ehrenreich would star as Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie. We know that the story will focus on "the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley." But will other familiar characters be involved? And what about new characters? We've heard that Lando Calrissian will be featured; Donald Glover has been touted for the role. Now comes word via Variety that -- above, left to right -- Tessa Thompson (Creed), Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) have all been tested for the female lead. Reportedly, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are taking their time...
- Peter Martin
It’s still hard to get over the fact that Disney decided to do a Han Solo prequel for their next Star Wars anthology film. I think it’s bad enough that they’re containing themselves in the established timeline and established galaxy when they could be exploring so many other places, but to restrict themselves even further to a character we’ve already seen played young by Harrison Ford some 35-plus years ago is even crazier.
Can it work? Of course it can. But the filmmakers are facing an uphill battle. But as difficult a job they’ll have, perhaps the toughest job of all falls on shoulders of actor Alden Ehrenreich’s — the man chosen to play young Han. Audiences have had decades to settle into Harrison Ford’s Han, and all of a sudden, they’re going to be forced to dismiss what they’ll initially feel is a pale imitation. »
- Joseph Medina
Phil Lord and Chris Miller know that the entire world, and diehard “Star Wars” fans, are closely watching their every move with the upcoming spinoff about the the adventures of young Han Solo. The directing duo went through a long casting process before landing on their lead, Alden Ehrenreich, and with cameras not set to roll until next year, they are still taking as much time as needed to find the players to surround him with.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Simon Brew Oct 6, 2016
Casting news for the Han Solo-centric Star Wars anthology movie...
With Alden Ehrenreich now confirmed to be playing the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars film that will dig into the character’s earlier years, the casting is now looking at who’s going to be taking the lead female role in the movie.
It seems that right now, the shortlist has three known names on it, with Variety naming a trio of actors who have apparently read for the thus-far unnamed role in the movie. It’s rumoured to be Sana Starros though,
Elsewhere, Donald Glover is still on the shortlist to play a young Lando Calrissian in the movie, meanwhile, but screentesting continues, »
With Alden Ehrenreich now set to play Han Solo in the second Star Wars spin-off, Disney and LucasFilm have turned their attention to casting the female lead. A new report claims that three actress' have tested in London this week for the female lead role, Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers). This is actually the second round of testing for the role, with the first round taking place this summer.
Variety reports that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have taken their time meeting with talent for both this role, and the long-rumored Lando Calrissian role. Reports surfaced in August that Disney and LucasFilm were casting for Lando Calrissian, while another rumor surfaced a day later that claimed Donald Glover was being eyed for the role. This report claims that the studio wanted to have another round of testing "to be certain on their decision, »
Last August, we reported that the producers of the Han Solo spinoff were searching for a female lead. What was notable about that at the time was that that they had allegedly narrowed their search down to four women — and none of them were white. Well, now we have an update to the rumor, courtesy of Variety.
According to the outlet, the studio is nearing a decision and that Creed’s Tessa Thompson, Power Rangers’ Naomi Scott, and Dope’s Zoe Kravitz have tested in London for the female lead. This is the second round of tests for the part. There’s still no confirmation as to the name of the character they’re testing for, but I thin the probability is high that they’re reading for Sana Starros, the woman revealed in last year’s Star Wars #4 comic to be Han’s first wife.
Read: Han Solo Spinoff »
- Joseph Medina
Creed star Tessa Thompson, Divergent film series actress Zoe Kravitz and Naomi Scott, who appears in the upcoming Power Rangers movie, are the frontrunners for the female lead in Lucasfilm’s Han Solo-centric Star Wars spinoff. Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the actresses have tested this week for the project, being directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie). The filmmakers and Lucasfilm are moving concurrently on two fronts, searching for both the female lead and the actor who will portray Lando Calrissian, the suave gambler played in the original trilogy by Billy
- Borys Kit
With Alden Ehrenreich locked in for the title role, it looks like we can expect some imminent casting news on Lucasfilm’s Han Solo prequel, with Variety reporting that testing has been taking place this week in London for two key roles in the Star Wars spinoff.
According to the site, Tessa Thompson (Creed), Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) have been testing for the mystery female lead, along with a second round of testing for the part of the young Lando Calrissian. Previous reports had suggested that Donald Glover was in line to step into the shoes of Billy Dee Williams, but apparently Disney and Lucasfilm wanted further tests in order to be certain of their decision.
- Gary Collinson
It looks like we're one step closer to learning who will join Alden Ehrenreich in Han Solo as Variety has revealed three of the actresses testing for the spinoff's mysterious lead. Apparently, Tessa Thompson (Creed), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), and Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) were all in London this week taking part in the second round of tests, but it could be a couple of weeks before we hear anything. With production not starting until early next year, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have plenty of time to find the right person for the role many believe will end up being revealed as Sana Solo. A more familiar name also being cast is Lando Calrissian. While Donald Glover was said to be a favourite for a while, the trade adds that, "Disney and Lucasfilm still wanted a second round of tests to be certain on their decision." Billy Dee Williams »
Months before Disney and LucasFilm confirmed in May that Alden Ehrenreich is playing the iconic Han Solo in the studio's new Star Wars spin-off, there were a slew of actors rumored to be in consideration for the coveted role. Actors such as Dave Franco, Jack Reynor and Logan Lerman were reportedly contender. Today, we learned a bit more about why Alden Ehrenreich was chosen. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller explain in a new interview that the actor went through a grueling audition process.
We first reported on Disney's casting process for this Star Wars spin-off back in December 2015, with the studio reportedly telling talent agencies to submit their clients who are between the ages of 18 and 32. Alden Ehrenreich wasn't among the initial batch of rumored contenders, such as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller and Nick Robinson, but directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller told USA Today that Alden Ehrenreich was »
With a male lead already set for the Han Solo spinoff film in the form of Alden Ehrenreich, it’s time for the studio to start searching for his female co-star. While they haven’t settled on anyone just yet, Variety is reporting that Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott and Zoe Kravitz all tested in London this week for the role.
Production is set to get underway in early 2017, with The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller calling the shots. However, even with shooting only a couple of months out, we still really haven’t heard very much about Disney’s plans for the film. There’s been rumors of Donald Glover possibly being eyed for the role of a young Lando Calrissian, and reports that Bradford Young will act as cinematographer, hot off his work on Arrival, but aside from that, it’s been pretty quiet.
As such, »
- Mark Cassidy
Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Han Solo spinoff found its leading man in May, and finally made the official announcement in July. But Alden Ehrenreich isn’t going to star all by himself, so as the 2017 start date approaches, the race is on to fill up some of the other roles in the movie. Find out who’s testing for the Han […]
The post ‘Han Solo’ Female Lead: Find Out Which Actresses Tested for the ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
With production not starting till early 2017, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have taken their time in meeting with talent for the mystery female character as well as the role of Lando Calrissian. This would mark the second round of tests; a previous round took place earlier this summer. While it seems like a decision is on the horizon, sources it could still be a couple weeks till one is made.
- Justin Kroll
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